Bringing the Scriptures back into our lives whether “we” be priests, religious or lay is a mark of Christian excellence. What could be more a part of our lives than our meals? A short Scripture reading, followed by a suitable prayer, makes a remarkably fitting ‘opening’ and ‘closing’ for our meals! This is a handy booklet for families as well as for Catholic institutions like boarding houses and hostels, Small Christian Communities and for seminaries and convents, formal dinner meets as well as picnics. The recurrent themes of thanksgiving, compassion, concern for the poor and suffering etc. would help to bring about a deeper significance to users and diners alike, backed by the fact that these prayers have all been put to actual use before being published.